|The Simon Kenton
on November 25, 1931
|Birdseye view of Maysville,
from Kentucky side
published by the De Nuzie
Bookstore in Maysville
|1978||Before the current locks and dams.|
Simon Kenton Bridge
Bridge Dedication (Governors of Ohio & Kentucky)
|Simon Kenton Bridge, 1953
Maysville Aberdeen Bridge, 1934
from the US Army, Chief of Engineers
Maysville's Daily Independent, on November 25, 1931, the day the bridge opened, ran these stories:
|Bridge Thrown Open||How the Bridge Was Built||Ferry Service History|
|Frank M. Masters||Merchants Decorate with Model Bridges|
Wikipedia's page on the Simon Kenton Bridge is here.
The Simon Kenton Bridge was originally a toll bridge. It cost 55 cents for an auto
up to 1943, when the fee went down to 40 cents. Pedestrians were charged a nickel.
The bridge was “freed,” i.e., all tolls were removed, on January 1, 1946.
You can read a history of the bridge from their application to be on the National Register of Historical places in a pdf here.